Sunday, December 18, 2016

Silent Night Sampler: Day 6

We're celebrating the season with 12 days of holiday-themed block tutorials using Ro Gregg's gorgeous and glittering Silent Night collection. Make sure you catch all of the tutorials, and then we'll show you how to assemble the blocks into a sampler quilt! 

Today's tutorial is the present block. This tall and skinny block shows up twice in the sampler, so we'll be making two. It goes together really quickly! 

Block measures 6" x 12" finished.

From the medallion print: 
Two 3" x 10-1/2" pieces

From the red print:
One 1-1/2" x 10-1/2" piece
One 3" square

From the cream print:
One 3" square
Two 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" pieces

Step 1: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of the cream square. Layer right sides together with the red square. 

Step 2: Stitch 1/4" on both sides of the drawn line. Cut on the line and press both units open. Trim half-square triangle units to measure 2-1/2" square. 

Step 3: Lay out all of the pieces as shown.

Step 4: Sew the 1-1/2" x 2-1/2" cream pieces and half-square triangles together into a row. Sew the three long pieces together into a row. 

Step 5: Join the two rows to complete the block. 

Here's the finished present block: 

And our two present blocks. Isn't the medallion print the perfect wrapping paper?!

See the entire Silent Night collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.

See all of our Silent Night Sampler Blocks!
Day 1: Wreath Block

Day 2: Star Block #1
Day 3: Bow Block
Day 4: Stocking Block
Day 5: Star Block #2
Day 7: Tree Block
Day 8: Ornament Block
Day 9: Candy Cane Block
Day 10: Star Block #3
Day 11: Cardinal Block
Day 12: Assembly


  1. Thank you for the tutorial! I love the fabric you used for the blocks.

  2. Is the block 61/2 or7 in. Unfinished?

    1. Oops! We had an extra 1/2" that snuck in there. The two long present sides should be 3" x 10-1/2". Which makes a finished block measuring 6" x 12". Sorry about that! The tutorial above has been adjusted to reflect this.


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